switching to Freshpet

we always recommend transitioning slowly to Freshpet so that the change is gentle on your pet’s tummy.



Start by feeding both Freshpet and your pet’s current food, and increase the amount of Freshpet every few days, while decreasing your pet’s current food. Then enjoy the change in your pet’s appetite at feeding time, and the lasting benefits you’ll notice from our nutritionally balanced meals.

Day 1–3
25% Freshpet
75% old food
Day 4–6
50% Freshpet
50% old food
Day 7–10
75% Freshpet
25% old food
success
100% Freshpet
75% old food

Freshpet Custom Meals® feeding guidelines

We design a complete and balanced meal plan based on your dog’s weight, age, gender, physical condition, activity level, sensitivities, and health goals. We provide feeding guidelines specific to your dog for optimal nutrition.

If you’ve already completed a profile for your dog, you can find your optimal nutritional guidelines in your Custom Meals account page. In your account, you’ll see your personalized feeding guidelines. Your feeding guidelines are also included on the printout in your delivery bag and in your original digital welcome email from when your first order was placed.

Below is the normal daily feeding amount for a healthy adult dog, based solely on weight. Your personalized feeding guidelines may differ as they account for your dog’s age, activity level, body condition, gender and more.

weight intervals (lb) multi-protein recipe shredded chicken recipe beef & chicken recipe
4-10 1/2 - 1 cup 5/8 - 1 1/4 cups 3/8 - 7/8 cups
11-20 1 - 1 5/8 cups 1 3/8 - 2 1/8 cups 7/8 - 1 1/2 cups
21-35 1 3/4 - 2 1/2 cups 2 1/4 - 3 1/4 cups 1 1/2 - 2 1/4 cups
36-50 2 5/8 - 3 1/4 cups 3 3/8 - 4 1/4 cups 2 1/4 - 2 7/8 cups
51-65 3 3/8 - 4 cups 4 3/8 - 5 1/4 cups 2 7/8 - 3 1/2 cups
66-80 4 1/8 - 4 3/4 cups 5 1/4 - 6 1/8 cups 3 1/2 - 4 1/8 cups
80-100 4 3/4 - 5 1/2 cups 6 1/8 - 7 1/4 cups 4 1/8 - 4 7/8 cups
+ 25 + 1 cup + 1 3/8 cup + 7/8 cup

Puppy Feeding Guidelines

Shredded Chicken

weight (lb) 2-3 months 4-5 months 6-8 months
5-15 1 1/2 - 3 1/2 cups 1 1/3 - 3 cups 1 1/4 - 2 2/3 cups
16-30 3 2/3 - 5 3/4 cups 3 1/4 - 5 cups 2 3/4 - 4 1/3 cups
31-50 6 - 8 1/2 cups 5 1/4 - 7 1/2 cups 4 1/2 - 6 1/3 cups
51-80 - 7 1/2 - 10 2/3 cups 6 1/2 - 9 cups
+20 - - +1 2/3 cups

*This product is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages, including growth of large size dogs (70lbs or more as an adult).

Multiprotein

weight (lb) 2-3 months 4-5 months 6-8 months
5-15 1 1/4 - 2 2/3 cups 1 - 2 1/3cups 3/4 - 2cups
16-30 2 3/4 - 4 1/2 cups 2 1/2 - 4 cups 2 - 3 1/3 cups
31-50 4 2/3 - 6 2/3cups 4 - 5 3/4 cups 3 1/2 - 5 cups
51-80 - 5 3/4 - 8 1/4 cups 5 - 7 cups
+20 - - +1 1/4 cups

*This product is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages, including growth of large size dogs (70lbs or more as an adult).

Beef & Chicken

weight (lb) 2-3 months 4-5 months 6-8 months
5-15 1 - 2 1/3 cups 1 - 2 cups 3/4 - 1 3/4 cups
16-30 2 1/2 - 4 cups 2 - 3 1/2 cups 1 3/4 - 3 cups
31-50 - 3 1/2 - 5 cups 3 - 4 1/3 cups
51-70 - - 4 1/3 - 6 1/4 cups

*This product is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages, except for growth of large size dogs (70lbs or more as an adult).

the benefits of Freshpet Custom Meals®

made fresh and delivered fresh

crafted by board-certified veterinary nutritionists

gently cooked to lock-in nutrients

first order arrives in days instead of weeks

sustainably prepared in our own USA kitchens

protein-rich recipes

easy to reseal packages

simply store in the fridge,
no thawing needed

always remember

All Freshpet products must be kept refrigerated at all times and used within 7 days of opening. Our food can be frozen for future use, but please note the consistency may vary after thawing.


Visit your veterinarian regularly to maintain your pet’s health. And always, always provide fresh water!